Angola Technical Advisor Position--Fluent Portuguese and English
The Carter Center
About the organization
The Carter Center was founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in 1982 to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope in communities worldwide. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, the Center has worked in more than 80 countries to resolve conflicts, advance democracy, protect human rights, prevent disease, and improve mental health care.
The Carter Center’s health programs fill vacuums in global health, helping to prevent needless suffering and build hope for millions of the world’s poorest people. A leader in the eradication and elimination of diseases, the Center fights six preventable diseases — Guinea worm, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria — by using health education and simple, low-cost methods. The Carter Center also strives to improve access to mental health care in the United States and abroad and to diminish the stigma that remains against people with mental illnesses.
Technical Advisor, Angola (Fluent in Portuguese and English)
The Carter Center supports the Angola Guinea Worm Eradication Program. Technical Advisors (TAs) provide technical and managerial support to the Ministry of Health, Guinea Worm Eradication Program (GWEP) within a specific coverage area (municipality/province). TAs are responsible for the implementation and oversight of all interventions to stop guinea worm disease transmission within their given program coverage area.
Primary responsibilities are:
Technical Advisor Position (Consultancy), The Carter Center support to the Angola GWEP.
Full time in rural remote field settings, 80% of time spent working within villages. Must be willing and able perform effectively in a rural remote environment with limited access to resources / infrastructure, and to spend a minimum of 80% of time outdoors in a hot climate.
Primary responsibilities include:
*Oversight of all technical aspects of GWD eradication, including surveillance, implementation of interventions used to interrupt transmission of GWD, and staff compliance with the CGWEP operational guidelines.
*Manage 30-40 field staff to implement interventions including but not limited to:
*Case detection and confirmation
*Water source treatment with larvicide (Abate)
*Maintain positive relationships with community leaders, local authorities, and implementing partners.
• At least 2 years of public health experience with community-based programs, preferably in Africa. MPH preferred.
• Demonstrated experience with preparing technical reports, budgets, plans of action, and management of inventories.
• Demonstrated ability to build teams and promote a sense of teamwork.
• Ability to make sound work judgments under difficult conditions and to become technically efficient with minimal level of attention from supervisors.
• Sound personal and professional conduct and respect for the work of The Carter Center, the Angolan Ministry of Health, and partners.
• TAs are assigned to remote areas where disease transmission is endemic, and must be prepared to work and live in such areas.
• Fluent in written and spoken Portuguese and English.
Contact email: [email protected]
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to [email protected]. The subject line ought to include: Application Angola Technical Advisor Position. All documents should be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or PDF format. Materials in other formats or applications without required materials will not be considered. In the body of the e-mail, please indicate where you saw the job posting.
Only finalists will be contacted.
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